Metropol Parasol

Finalist Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 Seville / Spain / 2011

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METROPOL PARASOL - Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain


Project Architect: Jürgen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Marta Ramírez Iglesias


J.MAYER.H Project Team: Ana Alonso de la Varga, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Marcus Blum, Paul Angelier, Hans Schneider, Thorsten Blatter, Wilko Hoffmann, Claudia Marcinowski, Sebastian Finckh, Alessandra Raponi, Olivier Jacques, Nai Huei Wang, Dirk Blomeyer (Management Consultant 1st Phase)


International Competition 2004, 1st Prize, Project: 2004-2011, Opening: March 2011, Completion: April 2011
Client: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla und SACYR
With: ARUP GmbH NL Berlin/Madrid
Technical Support for Plants – Competition 2nd Phase only: Coqui-Malachowska-Coqui with Thomas Waldau


Technical Consultant and Multidisciplinary Engineers for Realization: Arup
Timber Construction Company: Finnforest
Potos: Fernando Alda, David Franck, Sama J. Canzian
Permanent Collection of Museum of Modern Art, NY and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Permanent Collection of DAM, Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany, Holcim Award, 2005, Winner Europe Bronze for Sustainable Construction, Reddot Award 2012 – Best of the Best
Mies van der Rohe Award 2013, Finalist



“Metropol Parasol”, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, designed by J.MAYER.H architects, becomes the new icon for Seville, – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world’s most fascinating cultural destinations. “Metropol Parasol” explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a great variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike. The “Metropol Parasol” scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city. “Metropol Parasols” mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.


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Metropol Parasol è il nuovo progetto-simbolo di Siviglia e mira a esaltare la bellezza di una delle più affascinanti tra le mete culturali di tutta la Spagna. Il progetto vede in Plaza de la Encarnacion un nuovo nodo urbano contemporaneo. La collocazione della piazza all’interno della fitta fabbrica della città medievale permette di - di cui potranno godere turisti e cittadini. Delle strutture fungiformi in metallo leggero e vetro proteggono e mettono in comunicazione le diverse attrazioni della “Plaza”: il sito archeologico, un mercato agricolo, una piazza sopraelevata, bar e ristoranti, e una terrazza panoramica. I pilastri portanti della struttura divengono punti di accesso al museo sotterraneo, alla piazza ed al ponte panoramico, definendo una relazione unica tra la parte storica della città e quella contemporanea. Il progetto a uso misto contribuisce così allo sviluppo dinamico della cultura e del commercio nel cuore di Siviglia. 

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    METROPOL PARASOL - Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain Project Architect: Jürgen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Marta Ramírez Iglesias J.MAYER.H Project Team: Ana Alonso de la Varga, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Marcus Blum, Paul Angelier, Hans Schneider, Thorsten Blatter, Wilko Hoffmann, Claudia Marcinowski, Sebastian Finckh, Alessandra Raponi, Olivier Jacques, Nai Huei Wang, Dirk Blomeyer (Management Consultant 1st Phase) International Competition 2004, 1st Prize,...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Work finished in 2011
    • Client Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, SACYR
    • Cost 90 million
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Public Squares / Showrooms/Shops / Bars/Cafés / Restaurants
    • Websitehttp://www.jmayerh.de
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